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Ben Stokes stars as England hold off South Africa in thrilling ODI

Ben Stokes once again demonstrated his star quality with his second one-day international hundred as England won a last-ball thriller by two runs to wrap up the Royal London Series against South Africa with an unassailable 2-0 lead.

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Celtic leave it late as Rogic’s dramatic strike clinches treble

Substitute Tom Rogic’s sensational stoppage-time winner gave Celtic a 2-1 William Hill Scottish Cup final success over Aberdeen and clinched an historic treble for the Hoops.

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Lewis Hamilton ‘devastated’ after qualifying woes leave him 13th on Monaco grid

Lewis Hamilton was left so devastated by his performance in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix that he was unable to get out of his Mercedes.

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Lee Westwood remains in contention at Wentworth after remarkable round

Lee Westwood produced golf reminiscent of the late Seve Ballesteros to remain in contention to win the BMW PGA Championship at the 24th attempt.

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Silva excited not intimidated by chance to work under Watford’s demanding owners

New Watford head coach Marco Silva insists the ambition of the club’s owners excites him.

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Aaron Ramsey gives Arsenal deserved FA Cup victory against Chelsea

Arsenal ended a season of frustration and uncertainty with FA Cup glory, denying 10-man Chelsea the double as beleaguered Arsene Wenger became the most successful manager in the competition’s history.

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Dan Lawrence helps Essex stage fightback against Surrey

Teenager Dan Lawrence produced an encouraging response to Kumar Sangakkara’s double hundred as Essex fought back in their top-of-the-table Specsavers County Championship clash at Surrey.

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Per Mertesacker returns to Arsenal starting line-up for FA Cup final

Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker made his first start in 392 days in the FA Cup final against Chelsea.

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Antonio Conte to light a cigar if Chelsea complete the double

Antonio Conte will allow himself a proper celebration if Chelsea see off Arsenal in the FA Cup final.

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Scarlets lift PRO12 trophy following dominant display against Munster

Six-try Scarlets swept Munster’s meek challenge aside to win a one-sided Guinness PRO12 final 46-22 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

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Thibaut Pinot wins thrilling stage 20 of Giro d’Italia

The 100th Giro d’Italia is delicately poised ahead of the final day time trial after Thibaut Pinot won a thrilling stage 20 into Asiago on Saturday.

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Raikkonen claims pole position as Hamilton starts from lowly 13th in Monaco

Lewis Hamilton is set to start a lowly 13th for the Monaco Grand Prix following a disastrous display in qualifying on Saturday as Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen claimed pole position.

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5 things we learned from the Aviva Premiership final

Exeter Chiefs slugged their way to a maiden Aviva Premiership title thanks to a 23-20 victory over Wasps after extra time in Saturday’s final at Twickenham.

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Stan Wawrinka and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga warm up for French Open with wins

World number three Stan Wawrinka warmed up for the French Open by retaining his Geneva Open title on home soil.

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Sebastian Vettel posts another record-breaking lap in Monaco final practice

Sebastian Vettel laid down a further championship gauntlet to Lewis Hamilton by blitzing his title rival in final practice for the Monaco Grand Prix.

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Greg Rutherford leaping for more glory, providing his body holds up

British long jump star Greg Rutherford is determined to add to his impressive collection of titles but knows his body is starting to fail him.

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Young pretenders target the tennis old guard at French Open

This throwback tennis year could add another chapter with Rafael Nadal the favourite to win a 10th French Open – but two young pretenders are eyeing the king of clay’s crown.

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Christopher Schindler says Huddersfield’s success is making headlines in Germany

Defender Christopher Schindler claims Huddersfield’s dramatic rise this season is making increasingly bigger headlines in his native Germany.

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Andy Murray’s former coach says it is too soon to worry about his form

Andy Murray’s form is not a cause for great concern yet but that would change if it carried on through Wimbledon, according to the Scot’s former coach Mark Petchey.

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Jenson Button hit with Monaco grid penalty

Jenson Button is set to start last for what could be his final Formula One race after being hit with a 15-place grid penalty at the Monaco Grand Prix.

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